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MONOC Wins EMS 10 Innovators in EMS Award for Second Straight Year

Wall, NJ – At an annual awards’ dinner in Baltimore, Maryland, MONOC managers Scott Matin and Peter Dworsky were presented the EMS 10 Innovators in EMS Award for the second year in a row.  The EMS 10 Innovators in EMS Award program has a simple mission but a powerful objective: identify some of the best innovators in the EMS industry around the world and alert the EMS community to their achievements to help providers and patients in the future.

Matin and Dworsky won for producing a free public safety announcement video for first responders entitled “High Visibility Safety Vests: Be Safe Be Seen.”  The video explains the importance of wearing high visibility safety vests whenever working on roadways, and how it can save lives.

At the event, Dworsky said “We are very pleased to have our efforts in the field of EMS safety recognized by our peers and hope this safety initiative raises the awareness and helps further protect EMS providers at motor vehicle collisions.”  Matin went on to say “Safety for both our patients and employees are MONOC’s number one priority.  Hopefully this video will raise awareness and reduce the number of first responders that are killed every year on our roadways while helping others.”

The video can be viewed and downloaded at no cost at http://www.monoc.org/safetyVestPSA.cfm and the full write up on Matin and Dworsky’s project can be found at http://www.jems.com/special/ems-10-innovators-ems-2014.


MONOC Mobile Health Services is a non-profit hospital cooperative consisting of 15 acute care hospitals located throughout New Jersey.  Formed in 1978 MONOC’s mission is to improve healthcare and reduce costs.  MONOC employs over 790 employees and operates a fleet of over 100 ambulances.  Together this shared services consortium acts as a healthcare cooperative for these acute care hospitals and over 2.8 million residents that they serve living in more than 1,800 square miles of the Garden State.

Among its numerous service lines, MONOC operates MICU Paramedic Services, Helicopter interfacility and 911 services, Mobile Critical Care Services and Basic Life Support interfacility and 911 services.  Additionally, MONOC operates the State’s largest EMS education department and a 24/7 state of the art 9-1-1 dispatch center which handled over 146,000 requests for service in 2014.